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Memorable Manitobans: George Heatly Booth (c1886-1947)

Grain merchant.

Born at Dublin, Ireland around 1886, he came to Winnipeg around 1907 and worked for the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. At the time of his death, he was its General Sales Manager. He was a member of the board for Rupert’s Land College, North West Commercial Travellers Association, Winnipeg Winter Club, Calgary Masonic Lodge, and St. Phillip’s Anglican Church. On 16 September 1920, he married Venetta Mae Long (c1893-1944) at Winnipeg and they subsequently had three daughters and one son. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 23 December 1947 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. G. H. Booth dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 June 1944, page 19.

“Milling official, G. H. Booth, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1947, page 17.

“George Booth, mill industry official, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 December 1947, page 11.

Announcement, Winnipeg Tribune, 26 December 1947, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2015

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